• Fine Arts Department

    Gary West
    Gary West                              
    Director of Fine Arts, K-12
    550 North Street
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Phone: 914.422.2016
    e-mail: garywest@wpcsd.k12.ny.us
    White Plains Fine Arts Department
    The vision of the White Plains Fine Arts Program is to engage, nurture, and inspire students by developing their expressive abilities, technical skills, and understanding of the sociocultural relevance of the arts.
    Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fine Arts homepage for the White Plains City School District.  Here you will find information about the Music and Art departments for the White Plains City School District.  We believe Fine Arts Education is essential to the development of all students and we offer instruction in Music and Art for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We also have many opportunities for students at various levels to participate in dance and theater related activities.  Use the links to the left to navigate through the Fine Arts website, and thank you for visiting our homepage!  
    Please visit the Fine Arts Calendar to find a list, by month, of all the fine arts events throughout the year.  The link is on the menu bar to the left.  Mark your calendars now - we look forward to seeing you at these events!
    Current News
    Congratulations to the following students that were selected to participate in one of the All-State Ensembles at the New York State School Music Association's Winter Conference in Rochester this December.  This is the highest honor a school musician can receive in the state of New York.  After participating in the NYSSMA solo/ensemble festival last Spring, these students were chosen as a result of preparing scales, sight reading, and performing a solo at the highest possible level.  They each received a perfect score (or nearly perfect) and were selected from thousands of students throughout the state to be a member of one of the NYSSMA All-State Ensemebles.  Congratulations to each one of these hard-working musicians and their teachers!  
    • Ari Gebhardt - Bass Clarinet - Symphonic Band
    • Isabella Michell - Alto II - Mixed Chorus
    • David Ospina - Bass II - Mixed Chorus

    Congratulations also to Marlee Reinmuth, WPHS Senior on being selceted for a National Associtaion for Music Education Honor Ensemble.  Because she was selected and attended New York All-State last year as a junior, she was eligible to apply for one of the National Association for Music Education's All National Honor Ensembles.  Marlee auditioned and was selected from thousands of students across the United States!  She will be attending the conference in Orlando, Florida this November to represent the White Plains High School Music Department as a member of the mixed chorus.  This is a HUGE honor and we are so proud of her!

    Please visit the White Plains Fine Arts Calendar link and mark your calendars for all of our upcoming events in the 2019-20 school year!  You can find the calendar of concerts here.

    Please visit our WPHS Visual Arts Department website where you can see some of the incredible artwork cretaed by our High School students.  You can also find information about our Instagram account and start following us today!

    White Plains High School Art Gallery